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Your Employee Matters


By July 1, 2010No Comments

In my workshops, I joke that it “only takes one felon to ruin a day.” This isn’t funny, especially if such a person has victimized you. Unfortunately, despite the recommendation that employers should do criminal background checks on all employees, most still don’t, either because they think that bad things only happen to other companies or they claim that they don’t have the time or money. This is a huge mistake. Remember, felons have sold drugs, defrauded, robbed, assaulted or killed people, embezzled, or engaged in many other criminal acts. I’m not saying that you should never hire ex-felons. I have some printing company clients who run their presses 24/7. Most of their third shift have criminal records. At least they know what type of person they’re dealing with!
Remember this too: If you use a temporary firm, recruiter, leased employee, etc. make sure that whoever provides you with this person has done their criminal background checks.
Consider using HR That Works partner for your criminal background checks.